8-9 week old chicks loosing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chic Rustler, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Chic Rustler

    Chic Rustler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Guys i need a little help here. I just found that 3 of my seven chicks that share a space are loosing feathers. I dont know if they are fighting, have mites or some disease. I have the 3 quarantined right now but i am afraid they need to be culled asap. Pics to follow. Thanks for the help
     
  2. Chic Rustler

    Chic Rustler Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    That just really looks like chicks growing their new feathers
     
  4. Chic Rustler

    Chic Rustler Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Chic Rustler

    Chic Rustler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were feathered out a couple weeks ago when i moved them outside. Im not sure. Still pretty new to this. I didnt take any chances. I removed the 3 with issues, and dusted them all with sulfur, coop too.
     
  6. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chicks get most of their feathers at 6 weeks, then at 8 weeks they molt them out, and grown in their new ones
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Those are new feathers just growing in. Not a problem, but that looks more like a 4 week old, not an 8 week old.
     
  8. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    My 5 week old chicks are now where that big, and feathered. I'm fairly certain that they are indeed 8 weeks old.
     
  9. Chic Rustler

    Chic Rustler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I rechecked my hatch date for these. 3/2/17 sorry i got so many going its hard to keep up. So they are about 5 1/2 weeks or so. Still i swear they were feathered when i moved them outside a couple weeks ago
     
  10. Chic Rustler

    Chic Rustler Chillin' With My Peeps

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